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[proh-tee-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-, -tee-uh-] /ˌproʊ tiˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-, -ti ə-/
noun, Pathology.
the presence of abnormally large amounts of protein in the urine, usually resulting from kidney disease but sometimes from fever, excessive exercise, or other abnormal condition.
Origin of proteinuria
From New Latin, dating back to 1910-15; See origin at protein, -uria Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for proteinuria


(med) another name for albuminuria
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Word Origin and History for proteinuria

1911, Modern Latin, from French protéinurie; see protein + urine.

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proteinuria in Medicine

proteinuria pro·tein·u·ri·a (prōt'n-ur'ē-ə, -yur'-, prō'tē-nur'-, -nyur'-)

  1. Excessive amounts of protein in the urine.

  2. See albuminuria.

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